By Richard Bammer
It is an autumnal rite at Vacaville Unified governing board meetings: the annual enrollment and staff update, a detailed snapshot of the district in numbers, many of them showing good-news increases over the years.
In a slide presentation Thursday in the Educational Services Center, Janet Dietrich, assistant superintendent of human resources, laid out the picture, from districtwide enrollment to class-size averages to employee numbers.
As of November, the district, across 16 campuses and programs, has 12,396 students, including 6,272 in elementary schools, 1,758 in two middle schools and 4,366 at five high school campuses, she said.
The district, like so many others in Solano County and elsewhere in California, has incurred declining enrollments in the last half-dozen years.